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Re: [Nmh-workers] date in nmh distribution

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date in nmh distribution
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 14:16:29 -0500

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:53:27 +0100, Oliver Kiddle said:
> Any thoughts on the following patch? It gets rid of the DATE file and
> has the date automatically updated when autoconf is run. This has the
> advantage that the date will be automatically updated when a release is
> made and the man pages won't read "1 Jul 2003" for ever. It also means
> the date gets updated for building out of CVS but that's fairly
> harmless.

Note that if you build out of CVS, *don't* do a 'cvs update', and build again,
you'll get an nmh that *says* it's "nmh dated $TODAY", but the source tree is
really "nmh dated $LASTYEAR".  The resulting misdirection ("You have the May 06
version? Hmm... a fix for that bug should have been in there already...."), and
hilarity ensues.... ;)

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